The German Musical theater Award is the only musical award presented to musical professionals by their peers in German-speaking Europe.
In 2014 the Academy presented its first award in the form of an honorary award to Helmut Baumann. The aim of the awards is to aknowledge and make public outstanding artistic achievement in the genre musical. The Academy presents the awards on an annual basis.
Selection Procedure 2015
All new musicals with their premiere betwenn the dates of August 15, 2014 and August 14, 2015 and a minimum of 10 performances are eligible to compete for the German Musical Theater Awards 2015. All professional theaters and production companies may apply. Applications must be received by the Academy before the premiere. So-called „compilation shows“ cannot be accepted for the Awards 2015. The Board of Directors of the Academy decides whether a production fulfills the necessary requirements to be accepted into the competition. All musical productions which fulfill the necessary requirements will be seen by at least 2 jury members.
The honorary jury consists of 6 members of the German Musical Academy. The Board of Directors appoints the jury members for a one year term, with a special emphasis being placed upon as broad a spectrum of the professional groups represented within the Academy itself as possible. The jury for the German Musical Theater Award 2015 is made up of the following members:
- Hartmut H. Forche – Stage Director/Translator
- Rolf Kühn – Composer / Clarinetist
- Bettina Meske – Musical Performer
- Andrea Pier – Theater Director
- Bernd Steixner – Music Director
- Thomas Zaufke – Composer
The Jury nominates a list of contenders for the different catagories of the German Musical Awards. Awards for 2015 will be given in the following catagories:
- Best Musical
- Best Composition
- Best Book
- Best Lyrics
- Best Actor
- Best Actress
- Best Stage Direction
- Best Choreography
- Best Set Design
- Best Musical Direction
- Best Costume Design / Make-up
- Honorary Award for Outstanding Achievement
In September 2015 the Award winners will be chosen out of the list of nominees by a vote of the Jury and the Full Members of the Academy. (each with a weight of 50%)
Please send your application for the German Musical Theater Award 2015 by email to
firstname.lastname@example.org or per post to
Deutsche Musical Akademie e.V., Postfach 30 44 01, 10723 Berlin.
The German Musical Academy looks forward to your musicals!